Food for Camping Ideas
When we go camping, it is essential to have all sorts of things with us, from camping gear to our tents, cooking utensils, and, if not the most important thing, food. We are creatures that live for our stomachs. And we just don’t eat anything. We always must think of ways to make our food delectable wherever we are. Be it in the comfort of our kitchens or in the wilderness.
I remember my first camping trip. It was with my dad. We went to this campground in the heart of a dense forest. Of course, I remember the good times and the great scenery. But you know what I really was able to treasure even after all those years that passed?
The food. It’s just the way you have the opportunity to be your own self and slowly cook your hotdogs or your marshmallows. And the tastes make waiting for everything to finish cooking all the sweeter.
Let me share with you the top 5 foods you can, and to be an honest must, bring on your next camping trip. These are easy to prepare and cook, and more importantly, these will bring rest to those tired bodied after walking for miles and miles.
Potatoes are one of those foods that has a lot of uses when it comes to cooking. You can fry, mash them, and my personal favorite, bake them. When you want to bake a potato in the wilderness, make sure you poke holes in the potato before cooking.
This way, you make sure even the insides are cooked well. Then use tin foil and secure it well. Afterward, you can place it on hot coals or somewhere near a low fire. In no time, you can enjoy your baked potato. It’s that easy.
Now you definitely know what these little, delectable, simply not possible to ignore works of art are. It’s impossible to go on a camping trip and not bring these fluffy marshmallows. The name itself is derived from “some more,” which probably explains why we can’t get enough of them.
They have been around since the early 20th century. And ever since the introduction of s’mores, campers from all around the globe simply can’t leave these marshmallows at home and not have them on sticks and over the fire.
Grilling is almost synonymous with camping. After all, there will most likely be a bonfire. And having fire means different kinds of enticing foods. Hotdogs are the most popular food to grill since they are already smoked and can be cooked easily.
They are also inexpensive, and you can buy them almost everywhere, so it’s easy to bring along with you. And we all know how kids and kids at heart love hot dogs. They are very versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways.
You can even put the marshmallow and hotdogs together on a stick and have them both cooked in no time. It’s an easy recipe that will surely be the highlight of any camping dinner.
When you go camping on a cold night, it’s always nice to sit back with a reliable meal at hand that will take all the tiredness away and will make you ready for the next day. Making chili is something you must really consider since it’s a delicacy that most of us really enjoy. All you need to do are the following, and you will surely have chili in no time.
- Brown meat over the fire
- Add 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
- Add 2 cans of beans (pinto or kidney)
- Chop some onions and mix them in
- Add a chili powder or chili spice mix
- Add some water and wait for everything to be cooked
- You can also add some jalapenos for that extra bite.
We sometimes camp near the water, and when we do that, and if you are skilled enough, you can get fish and be the hero of dinner. After cleaning the fish. What you can do is find a fork-shaped branch or stick and hold the fish inside it. Also, don’t forget to cut at least 2 slices on each side of the fish to make sure you will also be cooking the insides thoroughly.
You can also create make-shift handles for the branch with the fish to make it like a broiler and have the fish done and ready to eat in a short amount of time.
Don’t Forget your Stomach when going Camping
When you are outdoors, it’s important to also think of your stomach and ways to satisfy your hunger and your taste buds. You have to be aware of the different things you can bring from home and things you can get from nature needed to create those appetizing dishes.
Use this list to impress your camping buddies next time you go to the forests or mountains. You can thank me later.
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